Outlook
IEA to focus on energy security and climate change
1 October 2007
The International Energy Agency took a much higher profile in world energy affairs under Claude Mandil. With a new executive director, Nobuo Tanaka, at the helm, what will be the agency's priorities? Interview by Alex Forbes
Oil heads towards $70/b again
1 May 2007
Oil prices analysis
Addicted to coal and oil
1 December 2006
It's not the economy
1 August 2006
Industrialised economies have continued to grow despite evidence of weaker demand growth, while higher oil prices have failed to drag the global economy down. The traditional relationship between oil prices and macroeconomics has been transformed, reports James Gavin
Shortages and shocks await
1 August 2006
Oil markets are linked by arbitrage and the key to physical arbitrage is a spot market. With no viable spot market for gas, buyers should prepare for more price shocks and face a genuine risk of supply shortages, write Edward Osterwald, vice-president, and Phil Redman, principal, CRA International
Riding the Gulf stream
1 January 2006
The IEA has put the Middle East at the centre of its global oil production growth forecasts. But is it investing too much hope in an area rife with political risk and dubious investment regimes? Writes James Gavin
Markets: Supply dynamics on the move
1 October 2004
Spot coal prices in the Atlantic and Pacific markets have continued to rise this year, a pattern that began in 2003 and shows few signs of abating. Driven by infrastructure constraints in Australia and South Africa, and pressured by uncertainty surrounding China's future exports, supply dynamics are on the move again, writes Katherine Demopoulos
Services firms turn to frontiers
1 July 2004
Global upstream spending will grow steadily in the next year because of continued strong commodity prices. But is the oil-services sector in a position to capitalise on the larger exploration budgets? Derek Brower reports
Tools of the trade
1 April 2004
The gas market in the European Union accounts for around 15% of world gas consumption and is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% a year. Liz Bossley looks at the gas-trading instruments in use and the lessons that can be learned from the history of oil trading
Surprises await
1 February 2004
Predicting the short-term future of energy markets is impossible, but, by recognising the issues that will shape the future, plans can be made now to ensure a healthy industry in 30 years time. By Claude Mandil, executive director, International Energy Agency
Another fine mess
1 August 2003
Venezuelan oil production is recovering, but at a cost, claims a new report. Short-term gains could result in long-term pain, as inadequate maintenance, insufficient investment and reservoir damage erode output capacity. Tom Nicholls reports
Iraq threat to market
1 August 2002
Gently does it
1 June 2002